Latino comedian Paul Rodriguez has endorsed Meg Whitman for governor.
Comedian Paul Rodriguez has endorsed Republican candidate Meg Whitman in the California governor's race, praising her outreach to the Central Valley.
The endorsement was announced by Whitman's campaign Monday.
His support might help Whitman secure votes among Hispanics in the Central Valley, which has been hard hit by the recession and water shortages that have led to fallowed farm fields. Rodriguez has been an outspoken advocate for bolstering the state's water supplies with new dams.
In a statement provided by the Whitman campaign, Rodriguez says Whitman is a fresh, independent-thinking candidate who cares about jobs and education.
Rodriguez is a popular figure, so this endorsement could help Whitman.